Storage News Sticker – July 1st – Blocks and Files

Data protector Arcserve has expanded its N Series range to include N1100-4 and N1200-4 systems. These hyper-converged data protection appliances combine orchestrated recovery with Arcserve UDP, the flexible scale-out design of nutanix, and ransomware protection of the backup system with Sophos Intercept X Advanced cybersecurity. With Arcserve N Series, customers can protect any type and number of workloads across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

clouderathe supplier of big data analytics, has announced the general availability of Apache Iceberg in its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) product. Iceberg is a data lake table format, intended for petabyte-scale analytical data sets. A prior Cloudera blog said that by optimizing the various CDP data services, including CDW, CDE and Cloudera Machine Learning (CML) with Iceberg, Cloudera customers can define and manipulate data sets with SQL commands, build complex data pipelines using features such as time travel operations, and implement machine learning models built from Iceberg tables. Dremio, Google Cloud, and Snowflake also support Iceberg.

HPC and enterprise storage supplier DDN has received its third consecutive “AI Hardware Innovation Award” in the annual AI Breakthrough Awards program conducted by: AI breakthrough, a market intelligence organization that recognizes technology and product leadership in global AI and AI-driven digital transformation markets. DDN was recognized for his A3I (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) AI400X2 system, which has been instrumental in bringing operational excellence to enterprise digital transformation initiatives in AI, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, autonomous driving, research and other IT enterprise infrastructures.

Tellius, an AI-powered decision information platform, has announced a partnership with: Databricks which allows customers to perform Tellius natural language searches and automated insights directly on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, without the need to move data. Through a Delta Lake connector and with Tellius, organizations can search and analyze their data to identify what’s happening with natural language queries, understand why metrics are changing through AI-powered Insights, and determine the next best action with deep insights and AutoML.

Decodable, a real-time data engineering company, has unveiled a faster, easier and cheaper way to ingest streaming data into Databricks with the addition of a new Delta Lake connector for users of the Decodable SaaS offering. It enables incorporation of data into Databricks in the bronze and silver phases of the Databricks medallion data layer architecture. Interested application developers can get started building their first decodable pipeline with a free Decodable developer accountwhich contains the Databricks Delta Lake connector.

File-based data worker for enterprises Egnyte, which has more than 16,000 customers, has introduced Snapshot Recovery to mitigate ransomware attacks. It has ensured that if its customers are at risk of losing their data, they have a very easy to use, fast and strong system to recover data. Read about it in detail blog

DPU startup fungible has been awarded a US patent 11,340,985 which refers to transferring data durability encryption from a host’s X86 processor (server, router, etc.) to a DPU. The DPU splits data into fragments and stores them in different fault domains so that the data can be reconstructed from a residual subset if some of the data is lost due to hardware or software errors. Techniques can enable inline data recovery of low or very low latency data while requiring significantly less storage space than a simple data replication scheme. By delegating the execution of such operations to data processing units, one or more of the hosts or server devices may be available to perform other tasks and/or operate more efficiently.

HPE has launched “Get Ahead” in partnership with Nvidia, an original comedy series that explores the day-to-day struggle to stay ahead of AI in financial services. The “fintech sitcom” follows an AI customer insights manager, a data scientist and an IT manager as they work against the clock to launch their new AI-powered customer experience. IT tackles Ol’ Spaghetti, the old technology mountain. The data scientist advocates appropriate AI tooling and more computing power, and the AI ​​Insights Manager begins the data science hiring roller coaster. HPE says the series drives a deep-seated, emotional connection to the challenges of AI development across the spectrum of different roles and challenges. Watch Episode 1 here

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SaaS data protector HYCU announced a new service that allows customers to take advantage of HYCU Protégé for AWS to get lifetime protection of 1TB of AWS data for free, as well as access HYCU’s 24x7x365 support. HYCU Protégé for AWS is a comprehensive, fully managed data protection service that provides 24×7 support, including backup success monitoring with proactive alerts and enhanced ransomware protection in the event of an attack. To take advantage of the offer, customers can: Register directly with HYCU

ondat, a Kubernetes native data platform provider, has released v2.8 of its Ondat platform for stateful workloads in Kubernetes. It opens up the possibility of performing a robust ETCD setup within production clusters, eliminating the need for external service setup. This change reduces operational overhead and costs for production users. v2.8 has snapshots that can be used with other backup and disaster recovery services to back up data outside the cluster (ie AWS S3 backups) for audit, disaster recovery, and regulatory compliance. Prometheus endpoints are now supported.

ondat created an Amazon EKS Blueprint add-on to enable users to quickly get started creating, managing, and scaling stateful environments through GitOps.

Object Storage Provider scalability channel executives have strengthened the company’s partner program with new training opportunities, incentives, additional support and renewed focus. These additions will position partners for accelerated growth as market trends indicate increased demand for multi-cloud and hybrid data flow strategies. To reward partners for identifying and closing new deals in this segmentation, Scality has launched a new ARTESCA challenge program that offers incentives and the opportunity to win a trip to Mauritius.

Synology has announced the availability of the FS3410, the latest in the FlashStation family of all-flash network storage servers. The FS3410, a mid-range 3000 series unit, is a cost-effective system with out-of-the-box networking capabilities and high throughput, making it ideal for use cases requiring high-performance storage, including VM storage and protection, synchronization and hosting business applications. Powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, the 2U 24-bay FS3410 is a dual-purpose NAS and SAN system, powered by an Intel Xeon octa-core processor with optional Fiber Channel support and faster 40/56GbitE networks . Volume-level deduplication reduces storage space to 3.15:1.

Booting all-flash, single-tier file storage VAST data has signed up Ingenuity Studios as an animation and VFX customer. Ingenuity aims to enable artists and animators to collaborate on projects with ultra-fast performance and low latency, and enable render farms to deliver up to 10x faster performance than HDD-based scale-out storage. VAST’s Universal Storage architecture will be used for all Ingenuity Studios projects in the future and already supports productions such as the American procedural action drama TV show SWAT

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Grant Miller, partner and VFX supervisor at Ingenuity Studios, said: “We generate huge data sets for every project we work on. For our 3D and simulation teams, a single frame can require several gigabytes – and we need thousands of frames for just one set.” Having the infrastructure to manage that sprawl and serve more than 300 remote workers who all need low-latency access to that data is critical to our business.”

Data Replicator WANdisco has directly entered into two contracts, totaling $2.5 million, with leading suppliers of information and communication technology in China. Approximately 50 percent of the value will be recognized as revenue immediately and the contracts, structured as limited perpetual licenses with annual maintenance for five years, represent an extension and significant expansion of two existing licensing agreements with key customers. China is a largely untapped market for WANdisco, which says a major reorganization of its direct sales function and go-to-market strategy is now clearly paying off.

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